The Relationship Between Psychological Health and Self-rated Oral Health on Convergence Study

정신건강과 주관적 구강건강의 관련성에 대한 융합적 연구

  • Won, Young-Soon (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Wonkwang Health Science University) ;
  • Kim, Ji-Hyun (Dept. of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University)
  • 원영순 (원광보건대학교 치위생과) ;
  • 김지현 (고려대학교 보건학협동과정)
  • Received : 2015.05.19
  • Accepted : 2015.07.20
  • Published : 2015.07.28


This study is conducted to confirm a correlation between psychological health and self-rated oral health on. 3,591 people aged from 19 to 55 were studied through the Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey. Self-rated oral health risk in relation to psychological health and 95% confidence interval are calculated through multi-variate regression analysis, and the results were as in the following. Self-rated oral health OR was the most when subjects had felt stressed. Toothache experience, OR was the most when subjects had suffered depression more than 2-weeks straight. In terms of mastication problem, OR was the most when subjects had had psychological consultation experience. In terms of TMJ symptom experience, OR was the most when subjects had suffered depression more than 2-weeks straight. In terms of talk problem, OR level was particularly high when subjects had had psychological consultation experience. Therefore, daily stress, depressed conditions, and psychological consultation experience have a correlation with self-rated oral health. developing a oral health promotion program considering psychological health would help those two domains.


Supported by : Wonkwang Health Science University


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